United States 1st Commercial Testing Cannabis Lab, Steep Hill, Announces Major Expansion

Mississippi Will Be Third Southern Licensee for Steep Hill’s National Lab Network

BERKELEY, Calif.--()--Steep Hill, the United States’ first commercial cannabis testing lab, expands with a new licensee partner into the state of Mississippi. Mississippi is the 36th state to pass a comprehensive medical cannabis program when voters gave their approval this past November election. Steep Hill will be one of the first testing labs to license its technology in Mississippi.

Steep Hill, CEO, Nigel Stobart, made the announcement today, “Steep Hill Mississippi, our new licensee partner, is a sophisticated operations group. We are excited to partner with them to bring high quality, reliable compliance testing and customer service to Mississippi’s forthcoming medical market. Their group boasts an exceptional leadership team with deep experience in various industries within the state. They will seamlessly integrate the lab processes into the Mississippi state program to provide best in class support to their testing customers.”

Leading the Steep Hill Mississippi management team will be Mark Henderson, founding partner & CEO. Mark is a native Mississippian, who has been committed to leading edge entrepreneurial work since 2005. Having started Mississippi’s first legal brewery, Mark has been actively engaged in the processing, analysis, and quality control related to moving raw materials from agricultural production to consumer goods for nearly 20 years. Mark Henderson announced, “Steep Hill has been a leader in developing analytical processes and procedures for ensuring the safety and quality of cannabis. It was critical for us to team up with a partner that is as committed to quality and consistency as we are and a partner that has been at the frontlines of this cannabis industry since the beginning.”

Joining the Steep Hill Mississippi Board of Managers is cofounder Cliff Osbon, R.Ph. Cliff refers to Mississippi as his “adopted home state” having lived and worked in Mississippi for almost three decades. Cliff is a registered pharmacist and healthcare entrepreneur and has led several previous healthcare ventures successfully. Cliff currently consults for various healthcare industry stakeholders. He is a past president of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association and is a board member of the Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association. Cliff said, “Having seen firsthand the suffering of patients who could not legally obtain medical marijuana, I am eager to help ensure a safe and reliable supply of this important product for the citizens of Mississippi.”

Steep Hill Mississippi will be available to support production activities in the third quarter of 2021. “Our laboratory will be strategically located in central Mississippi giving us the ability to support cultivators and processors throughout the state with timely pickup and quick turnaround analysis,” confirmed Mark.

For information, please contact Steep Hill Mississippi at: info@ms.steephill.com or call: (601) 910-3001.


Steep Hill is a leading cannabis science company with significant footprints in lab testing and research and development. Steep Hill’s foundation was built on testing and analyzing medical and recreational cannabis to ensure compliance with current safety standards. In 2008, Steep Hill opened the first commercial cannabis lab in the United States. Steep Hill is currently expanding throughout the United States, and globally. With the goal of helping the rest of the world adopt “best practices” in cannabis testing, the company also provides expert consulting services to many regions around the world. Steep Hill: “Globally Driven. Locally Focused.”

For more information about Steep Hill visit: www.steephill.com


Arielle Chu | Phone: (510) 562-7400 | info@steephill.com

Release Summary

Steep Hill, the United States’ first commercial cannabis testing lab, expands with a new licensee partner into the state of Mississippi.


Arielle Chu | Phone: (510) 562-7400 | info@steephill.com